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    SubjectRe: parport_pc tries to load parport_serial automatically


    On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Tim Waugh wrote:

    > On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 03:17:32AM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
    >
    > > If the initialization of parport_serial fails, we obviously get an
    > > error message, which is really annoying:
    >
    > [This is different to the issue that is fixed in the -ac tree about
    > parport_serial getting probed for even when disabled in config.]
    >
    > The idea was that people who have multi-IO cards but don't know what
    > modules are can have things Just Work: parport_serial gets loaded
    > automagically and detects their cards for them. But yes, the flip
    > side is that people who _don't_ have multi-IO cards are going to get
    > that error.
    >
    > There are three ways out, I think:
    >
    > - change parport_pc so that it doesn't request parport_serial at
    > init. In this case, how will parport_serial get loaded at all?
    > Perhaps with some recommended /etc/modules.conf lines (perhaps
    > parport_lowlevel{1,2,3,...})?

    I think this is sane. This is how it works for parport_pc.


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